My name is Elsie J. Pelowook from Savoonga which is on St. Lawrence Island. I am a Siberian Yupik Eskimo and from the Lakaghmiit clan. Tagneghli is my eskimo name. Siberian Yupik is my first language. Norton Sound Health Corporation is my sponsor and after completion of this training program, I will be returning home to Savoonga to provide care as a DHAT.
Sinea WilliamsBethel, AK
“Before the DHAT clinic Bethel dental services were chaotic. It was hard to get an appointment. Typically the waiting time was so long you thought to go somewhere else. Here, it is unbelievably simple. The Alaska native DHATs make the experience more comfortable. I was skeptical at first because I know the DHATs are just learning, but they ask a lot of questions, tell you step-by-step what’s going on, and tell you what the plan is. I am very confident in the DHAT program and students.”